K-11 Update: Intandem to Rep MamaStewart's Prison Drama

Variety London-based sales and financing house Intandem Films has pacted with L.A. shingle Libertine Films to handle international sales on edgy drama "K-11."

Directed and written by first-time feature helmer Jules Stewart, the pic is a dark and complex character ensemble set in a special unit of L.A. County's Men's Central Jail dedicated to vulnerable prisoners.

Jules Stewart is the mother of thesp Kristen Stewart, and although press reports have linked the actress with the project, Intandem would not comment, but said casting was now on fast-track.

The indie pic is fully financed and skedded to shoot on location in L.A. this July, and is likely to preem at Berlin next year.

Libertine prexy Tom Wright will produce. Libertine retains all North American rights for the film, with Intandem's CEO Gary Smith serving as consultant on the negotiations.

Smith said: "Libertine Films has a diverse slate of films and we look forward to developing a long and successful collaboration with them."

Jules Stewart, who is repped by ICM's Joanne Wiles, formed Libertine with Wright after working for many years as a script supervisor.
via 500DaysofRK

OFFICIAL production update on K-11: @Larry411
STATUS: July 2011
LOCATION: Los Angeles
PRODUCER: Michele Berk - Tom Wright Jr.
WRITER: Jared Kurt - Jules Mann-Stewart

About one of Hollywood’s music magnates ending up in the K-11 unit of LA’s male prison. K-11 is a unit sanctioned for gay men and transgendered who wouldn’t be able to survive in normal lock-up. He is inducted into this strange family unit that’s full of love, but tainted with rape, drug trafficking, and abuse. Birdy, a 19-year-old sweet, red-headed girl (naturally a boy) who befriends the new member and takes care of him. She is flighty like her name, but very damaged. She is raped by a convicted child molester named Detroit who likes Birdy because she is little and young, and to retaliate against the abuse she murders him! In the end the K11 unit works together to overthrow the guard who sexually and verbally abuses them. (Kristen Stewart mentioned for the role of Birdy/Butterfly.)